pharkanklaus (34) - KBH N, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Mikkeller Bar.
Clear, dark amber with small but neat head. Grapefruit is dominant in the nose. A lot of depth. The taste is very well balanced. citrus, grass and grapefruit. Not particularly flovorfull - maybe expectations were too high. Seems it is too old. lacks freshness.
Ricksterdu (33) - - JUL 14, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my favorite beer. It pours with a creamy head. I appreciate the aroma of this particular variety.
It's not cheaply made. The ingredients are of quality and they don't skimp. I've not tasted an other American pale ale that compares.
As of today 6.21.13 this is my favorite beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Allstar (33) - , Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2009
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This was a great beer, strong citrus smell to it. Light carmel taste as well as a fruit after-taste. Overall a great beer. I poured it from the bottle.
Weedking4 (33) - Stratford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark, cloudy, ruby amber. Very hoppy for a pale ale, but its not normal as the bottle says! Very tasty and easy to drink. Excellent beverage.
Wellestone (33) - Andover, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. [ Courtesy of elgaucho ] Pours hazy medium orange red color with an average creamy lacy beige head. Aroma is resinous grass with some citrus grapefruit and some slight raisin. Flavor is moderately sweet and perfectly bitter with a long to average duration. Perfectly balanced. You get the malt first with the hops kicking in hard towards the end. Body is gorgeously smooth and oily, carbonation is soft. This is a wonderful APA!
GearHead (32) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good Pale Ale. Has a nice texture and bite to it. There is plenty of hops in this bottle for a citrus flavored ale.
julrey (32) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One finger buttermilk/off white head with moderate carbonation, earthy straw color.
Nose primarily citrus (lemon) and yeastiness, with the hops surprisingly subdued.
Fresh, carbonated presence on the tongue with citrus and malt up front, hops bringing up the rear with residual bitterness in the aftertaste. Surprisingly hoppy considering the lack of same in the aroma. Pretty strong hop taste, probably edging closer to an IPA. Good all around balance.
Overall, an excellent American pale. A good medium choice between the weaker hops of a typical APA and the overwhelming (to some) hop bitterness of an IPA, making an ideal session beer.
artvandelay (32) - Ames, Iowa, USA - MAY 21, 2007
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2007 Bottle. Pours clear, dark copper with a creamy beige head and thick lacing. Nose is pine and citrus hops. Tastes nice and hoppy with lots of caramel malt to balance things out. Medium body, goes down very smooth. Finish is somewhat dry with a nice bitter end. The most complete and satisfying APA, in my opinion!
mcallister (31) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A beer really doesn’t look much better than this. A dark
copper color with a large 2 inch creamy off white tannish
head. Carbonation bubbles stick to the side of the glass and
thick sticky lacing is left behind.
Rich complex aromas emanate from this beauty. Sweet piney
malt, with a big citrusy fruit, with grapefruit and flowery
hops.. A little of both worlds in this one. Thick malt, and
hop smells make your nose want to stay buried in this one.
Very piney hops, with a clean carbonated spicey mouthfeel.
Lush flower, resiny as hell, somewhat of a sweet malt finish,
not as much citrus in the mouth as the nose but it is there.
Very complex, very balanced, unbelievably drinkable.
beerguzzler (31) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 17, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
thanks to heemer for this one. pours a dark amber. good hops aroma and taste to match with a slight bitter finish. very malty......excellent pale ale